Skye Steading Kingswells, Aberdeen, AB15 8RN
Aspc ref: 381712
Sold date 05/09/19
Price over £450,000
4 Bdrm Detached Dwellhouse. Ground flr: Porch. Sitting rm/Dining rm/Dining kitch on open plan. Utility rm. Hall. 3 Bdrms, 1 with ensuite. Bathrm. Mezz flr: Lounge. Bdrm with ensuite (CT band - G). Garden. Parking. Price over £450,000 Entry by arr. Viewing contact solicitors. (EPC band - C).
MAGNIFICENT FOUR BEDROOM DESIGNER AND ECO-CONSCIOUS HOME, LOCATED ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF THE POPULAR SUBURBS OF KINGSWELLS, WESTHILL & BLACKBURN
We are pleased to offer for sale this UNIQUE FOUR BEDROOM DESIGNER AND ECO-CONSCIOUS HOME which is located on the outskirts of the popular suburbs of Kingswells, Westhill & Blackburn This delightful home is an impressive contemporary piece of architecture which was designed by Andrew McAvoy and built in 2010 by Campbell and Macintosh Ltd. With a modern, unique steel clad addition, the original granite steading has been fully rebuilt to a very high standard for insulation and performance combined with natural and locally sourced materials to create this modern, light filled family home.
The front door enters via a cloakroom area and into the impressive double-height living space, built from steel framing from a renowned Glasgow shipyard and locally sourced Donside oak beams within a Corten steel-clad agri-industrial wedge. The entire home is floored in polished concrete to complete the industrial feel. This is a wonderful space for family living and entertaining. The large open plan kitchen area is fitted with a wide range of modern, contemporary units which, together with a large free-standing island and windows on all sides to take in the open views, provides the hub of daily life in this family home. To complete the centrepiece of this family hub this large area has a sizeable lounge seating section, wood stove and dining space beneath a floor to ceiling glass link to the exposed granite original steading.
Located on the mezzanine level is the sitting room area which is flooded with natural light through the full height floor to ceiling windows with views out to Kirkhill forest on the horizon and green fields surrounding the property. Patio doors lead out to the large balcony which is a great place to soak up the sun and entertain guests. The mezzanine area links to the original steading via a feature glass floor.
The main living space has been thoughtfully separated from the bathrooms and bedrooms in this conversion with the latter all housed within the original granite steading to better provide separation from the main living space and some tranquillity for these quieter areas. The two very different areas are connected by a south facing glazed corridor, which has a passive solar design, heating the granite wall of the steading to provide a heat sink that manages the temperature year round through solar gain.
The property benefits from thick polished-concrete floors which store warmth from the wet underfloor heating, powered by a ground source heat pump set unobtrusively in the utility room. With two years left on the RHI Grant the entire home heating bills are covered by grant payments that will be transferred to the new owner. The windows are double glazed to a high standard from Scandinavia, aluminium clad to be maintenance free. All of the timber in the structure of the property is locally sourced and non-chemically treated to create a better living environment and in conjunction with sheep’s wool insulation throughout the property has been designed to be breathable in order to be built to exceptionally high airtight standards without the need for mechanical ventilation and resulting in year round constant internal temperatures and low heating costs.
The subject of several magazine features since completion including the front cover of Grand Designs! the home has become a design classic.
Included in the sale price are all light fittings, curtains and blinds, together with the white goods in the kitchen and utility room.
Kingswells is a very popular residential area on the western outskirts of Aberdeen with easy access to the city via dual carriageway. The local amenities include a modern community centre, nursery, primary school, medical centre, church and local shops. The area is served by a regular bus service and is well situated for easy access to Westhill, Aberdeen Airport and the Industrial Estates at Prime Four, Westhill and Dyce. Access to the north and south of the country has also been vastly improved with the recent opening of the AWPR bypass route. Access to the bypass is just a few minutes drive from the property.
DIRECTIONS: Travelling from Aberdeen, head west along the main A944 Alford Road. At the "Kingswells" roundabout continue straight. At the new AWPR roundabout, take the exit signposted for Kingsford Industrial Estate. Continue along this road for approximately 3 miles, and the is located on the left hand side, clearly indicated by a Burnett and Reid for sale sign.
THE ACCOMMODATION COMPRISES:
ENTRANCE PORCH: Welcoming entrance via a composite exterior door. Windows overlooking the courtyard garden area. Polished concrete flooring. Two downlights. Two light fittings. Underfloor heating.
SITTING/ DINING AREA: 20’09” x 16’08” approx. Spacious and bright room with double high ceiling with the lounge located on the mezzanine floor. Side facing patio doors leading into the garden and flood the room with natural light. Lovely feature wood burning stove. Polished concrete flooring. Light fitting. Underfloor heating. Open plan to;
DINING KITCHEN: 17’02” x 15’00” approx. Well fitted contemporary kitchen with a side and front facing windows. Fitted with a range of wall and base units incorporating contrasting worktops, splashback and a central island. Electric hob and oven with extractor hood over. American style Panasonic fridge freezer). Integrated fridge. Integrated dishwasher. Smoke detector. Three track lights. Polished concrete flooring. Underfloor heating.
UTILITY ROOM: 9’10” x 8’01” approx. Handy utility room housing the electrics and heating system. Base unit incorporating a wash hand basin with bosch automatic washing machine and hotpoint tumble dyer. Smoke detector. Four downlights. Polished concrete flooring. Underfloor heating.
HALLWAY: Bright hallway with glass ceiling and windows to the side. Providing access to further accommodation. Track lighting. Two downlights. Heat detector. Polished concrete flooring. Underfloor heating.
BATHROOM: 13’11” x 9’04” approx. Side facing window. Fitted with a four piece suite comprising w.c, with concealed cistern, wash hand basin, free standing bath and rain fall shower. Large lining cupboard with light fitting. Non slip flooring. Six downlights. Underflooring heating. Chrome ladder style radiator.
MASTER BEDROOM: 18’01” x 12’11” approx. Spacious double room with double height ceiling. Exterior door leading into the courtyard garden. Front and side facing windows. Two built in open wardrobes. Six light fittings. Two wall lights. Underfloor heating.
ENSUITE: 9’01” x 6’01” approx. Side facing window. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising w.c, with concealed cistern, wash hand basin and rain fall shower. Tiled to all walls. Non slip flooring. Extractor fan. Chrome ladder style radiator. Underfloor heating.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 2: 13’11” x 9’08” approx. A good-sized double room with two side facing windows. Ample space for free standing furniture. Six downlights. Polished concrete flooring. Underfloor heating.
BEDROOM 3: 9’06” x 6’08” approx. A further good-sized room with a side facing window. Ample space for free standing furniture. Four downlights. Polished concrete flooring. Underfloor heating.
LOUNGE: 19’03” x 17’01” approx. Located on the mezzanine floor is the lovely bright lounge with floor to ceiling patio doors leading onto the balcony which provides wonderful views and an ideal space for alfresco dining. Featuring a glass walkway and Canadian maple wood flooring. Five feature wall lights. Traditional style radiator.
DOUBLE BEDROOM 4: 14’06” x 8’05” approx. Great sized bedroom currently being used as an office space. Velux and side facing window. Canadian maple wood flooring. Eight downlights. Light fitting. Traditional radiator.
ENSUITE: 6’02” x 2’8” approx. Velux window. Fitted with a three piece suite comprising w.c, wash hand basin and shower cubical. Tiled to shower cubical.
LOFT: Access via a wall hatch in Bedroom four. Providing great additional storage. Fully floored and light fitting.
OUTSIDE: The garden is laid mainly to lawn with areas laid to mature shrubs. A garden raised area laid to granite chips and interspersed to mature shrubs and trees. The tarmac to gravel driveway provides parking for several cars and leads to the courtyard. The courtyard is laid to lock block and lovely shrubs. Granite steps recycled from the original Northfield primary school lead down to the entrance.
To the rear - a sheltered, south eastern facing sunken paved patio area provides protection from the elements for al fresco dining and entertaining.
COUNCIL TAX: Band G
EPC BAND: Band C
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